6th Kraków Accordion Festival

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 - Sunday, October 16, 2022

Held for the sixth time, the event celebrates the accordion in all its guises: we will hear early music transcribed for the instrument, immerse ourselves in its jazz sounds and discover brand-new compositions performed by masters of the accordion. The festival’s special guest will be the Italian virtuoso Giorgio Dellarole presenting a selection of preludes and fugues by J.S. Bach.

9 October 2022
St Catherine’s Church
Wiesław Ochwat, Maciej Zimka – accordions
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Maciej Tworek – conductor
Maciej Zimka (*1989) Concerto for accordion and chamber orchestra (2017)
Mikołaj Majkusiak (*1983) Concerto for quartertone accordion and chamber orchestra (2022, world premiere)

10 October 2022
Sirius Accordion Quintet
Muzyka Centrum
Artur Lis – Video Art
Hashtag Ensemble
graphic scores created at Plazyka workshop
Special Accordion Plejrek improvisation form
Wojciech Blecharz (*1984) Field 6 (world premiere)

11 October 2022, 9th Accordion Works Premiere Concert
Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków
Duo Accosphere
Sirius Accordion Quintet
Maciej Zimka, Paweł Janas, Wiesław Ochwat – accordions
Piotr Lato – clarinet
Maksymilian Lipień – oboe
Damian Lipień – bassoon
Alina Dzięcioł (*1998) new work for accordion quintet (2022, world premiere)
Volodymyr Runchak (*1960) new work for two accordions and reed trio (2022, world premiere)
Paweł Janas (*1988) new work for accordion and quartertone accordion (2022, world premiere)
Thomas Cornelius (*1986) new work for accordion solo (2022, world premiere)
Maciej Zimka (*1989) Sonata for two accordions (2014, world premiere)
Wojciech Widłak (*1971) new work for two accordions and reed trio (2022, world premiere)
Marta Śniady (*1986) Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat for accordion, audio play-back and video (Polish premiere)

12 October 2022
Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace (branch of the National Museum in Krakow)
Magdalena Kulig – mezzo-soprano
Maciej Zimka, Wiesław Ochwat, Maciej Frąckiewicz – accordions
Georg Philip Telemann (1681 – 1767) Kanarienvogel Kantate
Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685 – 1757) Cara sposa, stille amare
Andrzej Krzanowski (1951-1990) Studium III
Adam z Wągrowca (+1629) Fantasia tertia secundi toni’
Aleksander Nowak (*1979) Square Angels (2012/2017, new version premiere)
Bartłomiej Pękiel (+1670) Fantasia
Marcin Bortnowski (*1972) zanim ranek nadejdzie (2022)  
Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) Chaconne (In memoria del Giovanni Paolo II) for accordion trio (2005/2008)

13 October 2022
St Martin’s Church
Giorgio Dellarole – accordion
J.S. Bach (1685-1750):
French Suite No. 2 in C minor BWV 813
French Suite No. 4 in E flat major BWV 815
Prelude and Fugue in F minor, WTK II, BWV 881
Prelude and Fugue in D major, WTK I, BWV 850
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, WTK I, BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, WTK I, BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, WTK II, BWV 876

14 October 2022
Piwnica pod Baranami
François Martineau – vocal, guitar
Mateusz Gurgul – accordion
in programme: songs by Grzegorz Turnau, Seweryn Krajewski, Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, Zbigniew Wodecki, Włodzimierz Nahorny, Zygmunt Konieczny in French and songs by Georges Brassens, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Riccardo Cocciante and Gilbert Becaud

15 October 2022, Accordion Day at the Galician Town
Wiesław Ochwat – accordion
Wiesław Suruło – flute
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Flute Sonata in F major BWV 1033
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Meditation
Ian Clarke (*1964) Zoom Tube
Paweł Janas (*1988) Sonata Infinity
Bogdan Precz (1960-1996) Fusion
Grigoraș Dinicu (1889-1949) Hora Staccato
Maria Sławek – violin
Maciej Zimka – accordion
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) Sonata in B minor BWV 1014
Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart (1756 – 1791) Sonata in A major KV 305
Maciej Zimka (*1989) Sonata for violin and accordion (2008-2009)
Sławomir Kaczorowski (*1956) – Chain (2006)
Chiel Meijering (*1954) – A Bird’s Eye View (1991)

16 October 2022
Manggha Museum
contest of short films to accordion music, awarding gala
Motion Trio
concert of improvised music to Charlie Chaplin’s silent film The Kid

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